from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To be made up or composed: New York City consists of five boroughs. See Usage Note at include.
- intransitive v. To have a basis; reside or lie: The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity.
- intransitive v. To be compatible; accord: The information consists with her account.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To exist, to be.
- v. To be comprised or contained in.
- v. To be composed, formed, or made up of.
- n. A lineup or sequence of railroad carriages or cars, with or without a locomotive, that form a unit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained.
- intransitive v. To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.
- intransitive v. To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in.
- intransitive v. To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with.
- intransitive v. To insist; -- followed by on.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stand together; be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; hence, to be; exist; subsist; be supported and maintained.
- To remain coherent, stable, or fixed.
- To abide; rest; be comprised, contained, performed, or expressed: followed by in.
- To be composed; be made up: followed by of.
- To be compatible, consistent, or harmonious; be in accordance; harmonize; accord: now followed by with, formerly also used absolutely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous
- v. originate (in)
- v. have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in
- v. be composed of
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